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Pitt Panthers win 1937 Rose Bowl

Pitt Panthers win 1937 Rose Bowl

Jan. 1, 1937: Pittsburgh Panthers halfback Marshall Goldberg, 42, left, tears off a gain against the Washington Huskies in the Rose Bowl. No. 66 is Max Starcevich, Washington’s All-American guard. Falling on the turf is Panthers’ guard Bill Glassford, 10. Tony Matisi, Pitt tackle, is running interference for Goldberg.

Negative local comments before the game motivated Pittsburgh to dominate Washington.

Los Angeles Times’ Bill Henry reported on Jan. 2, that:

When Pittsburgh’s peevish Panthers, stung to burning fury by uncomplimentary local comments, trounced Washington 21 to 0, before 87,196 Rose Bowl occupants yesterday they challenged the time-honored axiom which tells us that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

The Pitts were plenty furious.

The Times’ Braven Dyer added:

Fully conscious that no Pitt team could invade the Rose Bowl for years to come unless they won this game, and enraged by adverse criticism, the Panthers socked and slammed their way through our Coast champions with such ferociousness that after the first quarter the Huskies never had a chance.

This image by Times staff photographer George Strock ran eight columns at the top of a Jan. 2 Rose Bowl game photo page.

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